Major flood alert as relentless deluge monsters southwest
MAJOR flooding is occurring across southwest Queensland with parts of St George bracing for significant inundation tonight.
The town's local disaster management group does not expect an already flooded Balonne River to peak until Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning.
It is expected to exceed 11.1 metres, which threatens to flood low-lying properties and cut the Balonne Hwy.
Further showers and storms are possible today although the rainfall is not expected to be as heavy.
Falls in excess of 250mm was recorded in many parts of southwest Queensland across the weekend.
For the Condamine Balonne area, please be advised of a major flood warning alert. Roma, Mitchell and Charleville currently have road closures in the area and the Warrego Highway is closed near Roma. For more information: #qldtraffic https://t.co/f0I90P9JFS pic.twitter.com/JfQVKBc5j0— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) February 23, 2020
Muckadilla, west of Roma, received 183mm, more than was received for all of 2019.
The Warrego, Carnarvon and Balonne Hwys are all cut in parts due to flooding. For a full list of road closures, go to qldtraffic.qld.gov.au.